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3 bedroom detached house for sale

South Tawton, Okehampton

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Property Description

Key features

  • O820
  • Superb Detached Country Property
  • Rural Location
  • Countryside and Dartmoor Views
  • Well tended Gardens of approx. 1 Acre
  • Large Driveway and Garage
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Full Planning Permission for 2 Storey Extension
  • Close to sought after Dartmoor Village

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION This fine detached country property is situated in a rural location surrounded by mature well tended gardens of approximately 1 acre and bordered by open fields and enjoys good views to the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor. The property is a short distance from the sought-after Dartmoor village of South Tawton.  

South Tawton is a pretty Dartmoor National Park village with an interesting mix of properties and has a well known public house and a parish church. The Dartmoor village of South Zeal lies only half a mile away with an excellent range of local amenities including a well renowned primary school, village stores, post office, church, recreation/playing fields and two popular public houses. A more comprehensive range of local shopping and amenities can be found in Okehampton. 

Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains several banks and supermarkets as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools, with Okehampton College receiving an Ofsted rating of Outstanding in all areas. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.  

DESCRIPTION Built circa 1885 and of stone construction, this delightful detached property is presented to a very high standard, both internally and externally. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch; dining hall; large sitting room with woodburner and feature bay window and a small adjoining sun room offering views over the gardens and surrounding countryside; utility room and shower room. To the rear of the property is a large store room with a door to garden. There is full Planning Permission granted for a 2-storey extension which includes a kitchen/dining room, conservatory and new master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room and new front and rear porches. To the first floor there is a generous landing with doors leading to three double bedrooms, all of which enjoy excellent views to the surrounding countryside. There is a large family bath/shower room. The property has a fitted intruder alarm, mains fitted smoke alarms and a heat sensor in the kitchen. To the outside, the property is approached via a quiet country lane into a private tarmacadam driveway with off-road parking for numerous cars. There is also a detached single garage with power, lighting and water connected. There are delightful gardens to all sides of the property, which measure just under 1 acre and are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature flowerbeds and a number of native trees, bordered by fields to three sides. There are numerous vantage points where one can enjoy views over the surrounding countryside and onto Dartmoor. Within the gardens and to the rear of the property is a recently erected timber workshop. The property offers buyers an opportunity to have a country lifestyle retaining local links and excellent access towards the A30 road network east towards Exeter or west towards Cornwall. We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this property and viewing is highly recommended. 

Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows: 

Front entrance door leading to: 

ENTRANCE PORCH Double doored cloak cupboard with hanging space and shelf. Door to: 

DINING HALL 15' 7" (max) x 11' 5" (4.75m x 3.5m) A dual aspect room with windows to front and side; understairs storage cupboard; Victorian style radiator; door to Sitting Room and further door to: 

KITCHEN 15' 8" x 8' 0" (4.79m x 2.44m) Window to side; wall and floor mounted kitchen units; enamel sink with drainer with part tiled splashbacks; appliance spaces for oven and fridge freezer; radiator; door to Sitting Room and further door to; 

UTILITY ROOM 11' 1" x 7' 6" (3.39m x 2.31m) Two windows to rear; range of wall and floor mounted storage units with rolltop work surfaces and part tiled splashbacks; stainless steel sink and drainer; appliance space and plumbing for washing machine; space and plumbing for dishwasher; space for tumble drier, fridge freezer, etc.; radiator; stone tiled flooring; double doored Airing Cupboard with floor mounted Grant oil boiler and slatted shelving; electric fusebox; door to Store Room and door to: 

SHOWER ROOM 6' 10" x 4' 10" (2.1m x 1.48m) Obscure glazed window to rear; low level WC; wash hand basin set into vanity unit with storage under and to side; fully glazed corner shower cubicle with mains shower; stone tiled flooring; heated towel rail; spotlight lighting; shaver socket/light; extractor fan. 

STORE/BARN 17' 1" x 8' 1" (5.21m x 2.47m) With door to rear; power and lighting connected. A very useful area currently used for storage but could offer scope for further accommodation. 

SITTING ROOM 20' 8" x 20' 8" (6.3m x 6.3m > 4.23m) A spacious dual aspect room with feature bay window to side with views over garden, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor and further window to front; attractive granite surround fireplace with inset woodburner on slate hearth; three radiators; TV and telephone points; door to Dining Room and further door to: 

SUN ROOM 11' 3" x 4' 5" (3.44m x 1.37m) With lovely outlook over garden, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor. Slate flooring; radiator and door to garden. 


LANDING A spacious landing with double-doored storage cupboards and large Airing Cupboard with hot water tank and slatted shelving; hatch to loft space (with boarding, ladder and light). Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 4" x 12' 2" (4.38m x 3.71m) A dual aspect room with windows to front and side with views overlooking gardens, surrounding countryside and on to Dartmoor. TV and telephone points; radiator; double-doored storage cupboard with hanging space and shelving. 

BEDROOM TWO 12' 11" x 12' 7" (3.95m x 3.84m) Window to front; storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space; radiator; TV and telephone point. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 8" x 8' 4" (4.48m x 2.56m) Window to front with lovely views over the gardens, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor; radiator; double-doored wardrobe; TV and telephone points. 

BATH/SHOWER ROOM 12' 5" x 7' 7" (3.81m x 2.33m) Obscure glazed window to side; a matching white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with part tiled splashbacks; large double ended bath with central taps and part tiled walls; large shower cubicle with mains shower; wood effect flooring; heated towel rail; spotlight lighting; extractor fan. 

OUTSIDE From a quiet country lane the property is accessed via a 5-bar gate leading into a large tarmacadam driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles and leading to a: 

GARAGE 17' 6" x 10' 9" (5.35m x 3.28m) With up-and-over door; power, lighting and water connected; separate fusebox and outside sensory light. 

GARDENS There are extensive well-tended gardens, measuring just under 1 acre, to all sides of the property, predominantly laid to large areas of shaped lawn and interspersed with extensive flowerbeds with a wealth of plants and shrubs, attractive stone walling and native trees. There are many excellent vantage points within the garden where one can enjoy lovely views towards the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor, especially from the patio leading from the Sun Room and the decked area at the bottom of the garden. To the rear of the property is a  

WORKSHOP/STORE 20' 0" x 10' 0" (6.11m x 3.06m) A recently erected timber building currently used as a Workshop/Store, but could offer a number of uses; wall mounted outside tap and modern oil tank to side. 

AGENTS NOTE There is full Planning Permission granted for a 2-storey extension which includes a kitchen/dining room, conservatory and new master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room and new front and rear porches. Further details on application or by logging on to under planning application no. 00647/2015. 

SERVICES Mains water (not metered). Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank updated in 2005). Oil-fired central heating. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band F for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council).  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton leave the town heading in an easterly direction via Exeter Road. Continue over the A30 dual carriageway, taking the signpost for Sticklepath, South Zeal, South Tawton. On passing through the village of Sticklepath take the next turning left to South Zeal. After 500 yards you will reach a crossroads, where proceed straight across, signposted to South Tawton. After a further one and a quarter miles you will enter the village of South Tawton, passing the Seven Stars pub on your right and the village Church on the left. Proceed straight through the village and then take the next turning right signposted Spreyton Wood. Take this turning and follow the road for approximately three quarters of a mile whereupon the property will be found on the left hand side. 

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